happy diwali शुभ दीपावली 2012

शुभ दीपावली 
happy diwali 

the full festive week of diwali : 

11 November 2012, SundayDhanteras
12 November 2012, MondayChoti Diwali (Naraka Chaturdashi)
13 November 2012, TuesdayDiwali / Lakshmi Puja
14 November 2012, WednesdayPadwa (Govardhan Puja/Annakoot)
15 November 2012, ThursdayBhaiduj (Yama Dwitiya)

this is a special diwali in the world as good news follows : 

This Hindu Girl -She Won The Seat
   Americans Fete First Hindu in Congress as Tulsi  Gabbard Prevails in Hawaii
Washington, D.C. (November 7, 2012) - The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) celebrated a historic election day as Tulsi Gabbard overwhelmingly took the 2nd Congressional District seat in Hawaii.  A Democrat, Gabbard will enter the U.S. House of Representatives as the first Hindu-American legislator nearly a half-century after Dalip Singh Saund, a Sikh, served in the same body. 

Another, Ami Bera who grew up Hindu & now identifies as a Unitarian Universalist, holds the advantage in a tight race in a Sacramento area congressional district. In a year where a record number of Hindu Americans ran prominent campaigns, Manan Trivedi of Pennsylvania & Upendra Chivukula of New Jersey came up short. 

Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a practicing Hindu of the Vaishnava tradition,
 campaigned on her experience as a former Honolulu City Councilwoman and Iraq war veteran. Her landslide win was expected as Democratic party's candidate following a primary victory in the Hawaii’s  2nd district in July. She replaces Mazie Hirono, a Buddhist, who subsequently won Hawaii's vacant Senate seat.

"Gabbard is an incredibly inspiring leader whose political rise is a testament to the greatest ideals of American pluralism," said Aseem Shukla, co-founder & Board member of HAF. "That Gabbard won while proudly espousing her Hinduism & voicing a willingness to be a strong voice for Hindu Americans brings over two million Americans into the political landscape for the first time. Her cultural understanding of Hawaii's unique & diverse population, will serve her district's interests well. Bolstering the economy, safeguarding the environment, & supporting Hawaii's heritage of pluralism, we understand, will be top priorities."

Gabbard, of Samoan-American origin, told the Religion News Service that among many issues, she’ll also focus on environmental issues, veteran affairs, & developing relations with India, Hinduism's spiritual homeland. "How can we have a close relationship if decision-makers in Washington know very little, if anything, about the religious beliefs, values, & practices of India's 800 million Hindus?" asked Gabbard.

She also stated her desire to become the first to take her oath of office in January 2013 on the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu holy scripture that inspires a billion people globally.

America’s First Ever Hindu Congresswoman Will Take the Oath of Office Over the Bhagavad Gita

goverdhan , novembar 14,  2012
 दीपावली महोत्सव 13 नवम्बर 2012 दिन मंगवार को है , कार्तिक महीने के कृष्ण पक्ष की अमावस्या को जब सूर्य और चंद्र दोनों तुला राशि में होते हैं, तब दीवाली का त्योहार मनाया जाता है।
यह पर्व असत्य पर सत्य की और अंधकार पर प्रकाश की विजय का प्रतीक है। 
इस दिन भगवान राम चैदह वर्ष का वनवास पूरा करके अयोध्या लौटे थे, 
कृष्ण भक्तों के अनुसार दुष्ट राजा नरकासुर का वध भगवान कृष्ण ने इसी दिन किया था, 
जैन धर्म के अवलंबी भगवान महावीर का निर्वाण दिवस व 
आर्य समाजी स्वामी दयानंद की पुण्य तिथि इसी दिन मनाते हैं। 
For Sikhs, Diwali is particularly important because it celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes with him, in 1619.
दीपावली खुशियों का त्यौहार है। इस दिन हिंदू परिवारों में भगवान गणेश व लक्ष्मी के पूजन का विशेष महत्व है। 
narak chatur dashi , november 12, 2012
bhai-dooj , november 15, 2012

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